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Groups Equal All The Same Times Ten

While there are unique aspects of posing large groups, it definitely helps to first understand the basics of posing an individual, which we covered in detail in Wedding Workshop Four, Photographing the Couple. When posing groups, the same rules and principles apply; they’re just multiplied times the number of people in the group.

Here’s a quick reference guide for posing:

  1. All prior rules apply
    1. Prerequisite: Complete Posing Workshop
  2. Build from the v-up/open pose
  3. Proximity = intimacy
  4. Overlap/touchpoints = intimacy
  5. Even spacing/balance
  6. Avoid too much overlap
  7. Details! Details! Details!
    1. Empty pockets

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Wedding Workshop Seven | Photographing Group Portraits